This program is pending approval for FY24
The Aviation Foundations program focuses on principles, fundamentals, and technical procedures in the subject matter areas common to both the aircraft airframe and powerplant ratings. Students will learn mathematics, aircraft drawings, weight and balance, aircraft materials, processes and tools, physics, electricity, inspection, ground operations, and FAA regulations governing the certification and work of maintenance technicians. In addition, students will learn the standards and prepare for the Drone Pilot exam (FAA Remote Pilot). This program is open to secondary students only (juniors/seniors).
Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the SouthernTech campus and online by visiting our Student Portal (please create an account prior to showing interest or applying by clicking the blue Sign In button). Enrollment for this career program is open to in-district High Schools (juniors/seniors).
- In-district: $2.50 per hour
- Out-of-District: $5.00 per hour
- Out-of-State: $7.50 per hour
Financial Aid and Scholarships
This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.
Courses (525 hours)
- Safety, Ground Operations, and Servicing
- Hand Tools, Measuring Devices, Weight and Balance
- Mathematics and Physics for Aviation
- Maintenance and Inspection Regulations, and Drawings
- Fundamentals of AC and DC Electricity
- Fluid Lines, Fittings, Cleaning, and Corrosion Control
- Materials, Hardware, and Processes
- Remote Piloting
Estimated time to complete: 10 months
- 8:00-11:00 AM
The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.
– Approximate Pay Potential: $20 per hour.